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Volume 2018 - Number 10

March 9, 2018

MBS and ABS Issuers Seek Various Reg Reforms, Investors Concerned About Erosion of Risk-Retention Requirements

After more than a year under President Trump, the MBS and ABS markets have seen minimal loosening of standards from federal regulators. Issuers are optimistic that reforms are coming as federal agencies have been more receptive to feedback, while investors are fighting for risk-retention requirements to be maintained.

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This weekly covers the secondary mortgage market, including mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities.



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Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.
The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.
The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.
Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.

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